Peter Leary is an educator with a passion for sharing his knowledge and skills with others. Currently, he teaches his 4th graders Math and Science, and his colleagues how to navigate remote learning, and set up and troubleshoot virtual classrooms. He is well versed in the challenges remote and hybrid schools face, and as the staff representative in his school’s technology committee, he has overseen network upgrades, security, and the formatting and distribution of tablets and chromebooks to his students. He is a consummate techie, and builds custom PCs and streams during his spare time. He does unplug when needed, and enjoys backpacking, climbing, and hiking in the White Mountains of NH to recharge himself.
He started his college education in Mechanical Engineering at Tufts University, then transferred and graduated from UNH with a B.S. in Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology. While tutoring his classmates in organic chemistry, he found he loved teaching far more than work in the lab, so he took an entry level paraprofessional position and never looked back. Since then, he has worked with students at pre-k, elementary, middle, and high school levels. He is eager to help show his fellow teachers how to leverage their existing skill sets so they adapt successfully to the remote learning environment.